• (RP) enPR: kyo͞okyo͞oʹmĭfôrm, IPA: /kjuːˈkjuːmɪfɔːm/


  1. Shaped like a cucumber; having the form of a cylinder tapered and rounded at the ends, and possibly curved.
    • 1826, William Kirby and William Spence, An Introduction to Entomology IV, page 265 ↗
      Cucumiform (Cucumiformis). Cucumber-shaped. Whose longitudinal section is oblong, and transverse circular.
    • 1955, William Gaddis, The Recognitions (Harcourt, Brace), page 329 ↗
      She was there, tumbling the marvelous cucumiform weights down upon a chest which looked as though it would cave in under such manna.
    • 2011, Terry Pratchett, Snuff: Discworld Novel 39, page 17 ↗
      Uncharacteristically for him, Lord Vetinari laughed out loud. He very nearly gloated at the downfall of his enemy and slammed his copy of the Ankh-Morpork Times, open at the crossword page, on to his desk. ‘Cucumiform, shaped like a cucumber or a variety of squash! l thumb my nose at you, madam!’
Related terms Translations
  • French: cucumiforme
  • German: gurkenförmig
  • Russian: имеющий

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